The Aussie crew in Hollywood just got a little bigger--and more stylish!--with the arrival of sartorial stunner Phoebe Tonkin. The striking 23-year-old popped up on our radar when she nabbed a starring role in the CW’s buzzed-about Vampire Diaries spinoff, The Originals, which premieres this fall, but it’s what the actress is doing off screen lately that has cemented her spot on our one-to-watch list. Dressed by a slew of in-demand brands, including Chanel, Christopher Kane, and Proenza Schouler, Tonkin has created a number of exceptional fashion moments on the red carpet and at events. Often pushing the envelope in leggy silhouettes and futuristic origami cuts, the brunette beauty serves as the perfect style muse for today’s Girl of The Month feature. Keep reading to learn more about Tonkin and how you can mimic her cutting-edge look.
On the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of Warm Bodies earlier this year.
On Tonkin: Christopher Kane dress from the S/S 12 collection; Stella McCartney bag; Celine shoes.
Hanging out at the Paspaley Polo In The City event in Sydney late last year.
On Tonkin: Ellery Tweed Dress ($1000); Scanlan & Theodore shoes.
At the Chanel: The Little Black Jacket exhibition in Sydney.
On Tonkin: Sass & Bide top; Chanel shorts, bag, and shoes.
Nicola Heels ($189) in Nude
Keeping in mind our GOTM’s affinity for classic, feminine footwear, we were immediately drawn to these Dolce Vita nude sandals. The best part is that they can easily work with casual or dressy looks alike.
Swoon Dress ($449)
We’re definitely swooning over this aptly named Rachel Comey dress. While the asymmetrical hem shows off just the right amount of leg, the semi-sheer back is subtly alluring--two qualities we’re positive Tonkin would approve of too.
Stelton Bag ($168)
If it’s Tonkin’s edgier looks you’re after, don’t miss this leather cross-body bag from Kenneth Cole. The leopard flap gives the mini carrier an of-the-moment feel.
Lilac Floral A-Line Skirt ($120) in Lilac
Tonkin’s shimmering Christopher Kane dress may be out of reach, and out of stock, but this floral jacquard mini by Topshop is a worthy alternative.
Three-Link Bracelet ($68)
Our GOTM’s go-to jewelry item? A sleek bracelet, like this version from J.Crew. Tonkin may wear it alone, but we like it layered with a luxe watch and colorful friendship bracelets.
Davidson Chunky Rib Jumper ($210) in Off White
Take a page from Tonkin’s style book and team this chunky knit with a pair of short shorts for your next after-sunset outing.
Smoking Shirt ($325)
This striped button-up brings to mind Tonkin’s affinity for boxy shapes and asymmetrical cuts.
Aviator Sunglasses ($10)
These modern aviators are the perfect style for an on-the-go Sydney girl. We love their all-black frame and easy-on-the-wallet price.
Want to get Tonkin’s amazing sun-kissed glow? Fake it with Benefit’s bronze complexion highlighter. Simply dot the liquid formula onto your cheek and brow bones, blending over your makeup, for a brilliant golden finish.